Meet the Artists

Art Instructor & Customer Service, Tacoma: Denee’ Hanna

Denee’ is a paint ’n sip aficionado and passionate about sharing the creative process of making art with others. Originally from Texas, she has lived all around the country, and even spent a few years in Australia!

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art from St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) and works mainly in acrylics. A few artists whom Denee’ is inspired by include Jackson Pollock and Henri Matisse.  Other creative outlets include photography, singing, and playing her ukulele!
You’ll find Denee’ instructing classes and also helping make magic happen in the studio office here at Uncorked Canvas.




Art Instructor, Tacoma: Krista Johnson

Krista Johnson is a Tacoma native, studied painting and printmaking at WWU, and currently works by day at the University of Puget Sound, teaching classes at Uncorked on evenings and weekends. She taught youth art workshops and classes for many years in the greater Los Angeles area.






Art Instructor, Tacoma: Jillian Schwisow

Jillian has been with Uncorked Canvas since July 2017. She began learning to draw and paint from her artist father as a child, but her formal art education includes three years at the Tacoma School of the Arts here in town, and four years in the Fine Arts department at Western Washington University. Her B.A. in Arts Education is a stepping stone towards her eventual aspiration to become a middle/high school art teacher. When she’s not substitute teaching for Tacoma Public Schools or guiding creativity at Uncorked Canvas, she’s probably riding her current horse companion, Fred, or painting in her home studio with the company of her kitty, Boots.





Art Instructor, West Seattle: Christine Miller

Christine was born and raised in New York and moved to Emerald City in late November to continue her career in product development/textile design. She went to school for Geography and Fine Art at Hunter College and grew her career in fashion at Saks Fifth Avenue and later at a denim showroom for 3 years.  She went back to school and attended The Fashion Institute of Technology to get her degree in Textile Surface Design and worked in NYC at the GAP Print Library until moving to Seattle.

Christine loves to combine her love for contemporary/fine art to inspire her textile designs and loves using mixed media in her projects.

Check out her website at




Studio Assistant, Tacoma: Janae’ L


Art Instructor, Tacoma & Seattle: Julie Smith

A big welcome to the team, Julie! 

Julie has been creating art since she was a little girl, from decorative hand painted ornaments, tolle painting on wood and metal, watercolor gift cards, Bob Ross inspired oil paints, and acrylics. She inspired children to love art, teaching art classes at her children’s elementary school back in early 2000’s after art was cut from the teachers budgets. She also creates glass fusion art, jewelry, and loves glass blowing! Come see some of her oil and acrylic paintings in our gallery.







Artist, Owner: Rebekah Slusher

An award-winning traditional artist born and raised in Tacoma, WA, Rebekah has been in numerous local art shows and galleries, and received scholarships and awards throughout her career.

Rebekah graduated from Pierce College in 2011, and has taught at Uncorked Canvas since it opened in April 2011. Now one of the owners and the manager of the business, she is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to make Uncorked Canvas thrive while living her dream of being a professional artist and entrepreneur.

To see some of her work, visit her website




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